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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 31, 2011 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding about a group of British schoolboys stuck on a deserted island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results.

The book subtly indicates that it takes place in the midst of an unspecified nuclear war, perhaps implicitly relating the savagery of the children characters to the warfare of adults. Some of the marooned characters are ordinary students, while others arrive as a musical choir under an established leader. Most (with the exception of the choirboys) appear never to have encountered one another before. The book portrays their descent into savagery; left to themselves in a paradisiacal country, far from modern civilisation, the well-educated children regress to a primitive state.

At an allegorical level, the central theme is the conflicting impulses toward civilization—live by rules, peacefully and in harmony—and towards the will to power. Different subjects include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. How these play out, and how different people feel the influences of these, form a major subtext of Lord of the Flies.

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Poster: utopian Date: May 31, 2011 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lord of the Flies

Piggy!

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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 31, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lord of the Flies

Good job,

You've identified you character, impressive display of independent and original thought.

Damn, and here i thought you were just sttempting to kiss-up to your false god, your "golden calf".

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Poster: Skobud Date: Jun 1, 2011 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lord of the Flies

Bring back a different name dooshbag - dark.starz is getting really boring. I vote for yokosduo. At least that fake name is more entertaining.

You obviously still have no idea how obvious you are Rob. That's awesome - Classic Koch - Zero self awareness.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 31, 2011 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lord of the Flies

Kochman, it's one thing to lie about attending shows that were performed years before you saw your first show, but plagerizing from Wikipidia is reprehensible!

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Poster: Dylan Lawrence Date: Jul 26, 2011 10:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies traces the terrifying descent of ordinary innocent children into monsters once rules, regulations and laws fall away from their minds, freeing their primal selves. The ego reigns large for many who feed on their own power and sense of superiority even at the expense of their individual and collective survival. However, left to their own devices, free to be whatever they want, many display the best in human nature in their concern for the well-being of their community, in fair, sound, good leadership skills, in astute spiritual observations. Yet others choose simply to follow whoever wields the most power, promises them instant gratification, and appeals to their lower self. As explained by Shmoop, we are just like the children in the book, and our world is exactly like the island, where violence and a hunger for power constantly threaten to erupt, and very often do.

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